Brooks Koepka and Charl Schwartzel equalled the lowest score in tournament history as the 100th US PGA Championship turned into a shootout in St Louis.
Koepka’s flawless 63 left the double US Open champion two shots off the clubhouse lead held by fellow American Gary Woodland, whose 10-under-par halfway total of 130 established a championship record.
Woodland enjoyed a one-shot lead over compatriot Kevin Kisner, who bogeyed the last to shoot 64, with Schwartzel three off the lead alongside world number one Dustin Johnson and Thomas Pieters after eight birdies and a bogey in his 63.
Thunderstorms then forced play to be suspended in mid-afternoon and later abandoned for the day, with the second round resuming at 1pm (BST) today.
Tiger Woods had completed seven holes in three under par, with playing partner Rory McIlroy carding seven pars.
A birdie on the last would have seen Koepka or Schwartzel equal Branden Grace’s major record of 62, set during the third round of the Open Championship at Royal Birkdale last year.
But while Schwartzel did not come close from long range, Koepka’s attempt from 20 feet agonisingly caught the edge of the hole and stayed out.
“I just was trying to make the thing and I really thought I made it,” said Koepka.
“I didn’t even think of it [the 62]. I’ve been so in the zone you don’t know where you are or where you’re at.”
PGA Championship 2018: Tee times and pairings for Round 3
The second round resumes at 1pm with all players back on the course and in position to pick up where they stopped when play was suspended yesterday.
The third round will be played in groups of three from both the No 1 and No 10 tees, and is scheduled to begin 30 minutes after the conclusion of round two.
Ones to watch:
5.37pm: McIlroy, Fisher, Spaun
6.21pm: Woods, Simpson, Cink
6.54pm: Molinari, Rahm, Cantlay
7.05pm: Thomas, Perez, Scott
7.16pm: Pieters, Lowry, Stone
7.27pm: Schwartzel, D.Johnson, Fowler
7.38pm: Koepka, Kisner, Woodland
Other tee times to follow…
PGA Championship 2018: Live stream and TV schedule
For the second year running, you will not be able to watch the PGA Championship on Sky Sports.
The BBC picked up the rights last year but the broadcaster pulled out of covering the event this time around.
Eleven Sports will be streaming the first two rounds of the tournament live for free on Facebook through their Eleven Sports UK page.
But if you want to watch all four rounds online, you will need to take out a subscription with the streaming service.
However, they are currently running a seven-day free trial which means UK fans who have not yet signed up can see all the weekend’s action for free.